Tuesday, December 23, 2008

what's not getting done...

sigh... Kauni. My lovely, beautiful Kauni got lost in the Christmas rush. I wanted it for Christmas Day, but it's not going to happen. I still have to finish a sleeve (almost done), cut the steek and pick up and knit the front bands and neck band - question - neck band first and then the front band?? or the other way around?? I'm leaning towards neck band first, since I've already done the bottom band. This way, the front bands will match top and bottom...

Since I'm off for most of the week between Christmas and New Years (I will have to do some work from home, but that's okay...) I should have time to finish it without rushing, and give it the proper soak and blocking it deserves. 4 days at the cottage for New Years should give me the time I need.

Then I have to pick another large project. I have a few sweater's worth of wool, and a bunch of patterns I want to knit - time to sit down and match them up! I leaning towards my brown and blue skeins of Silky Wool...

You probably won't hear much from me for a while - family obligations take precedence at this time, and well, that's how I want it to be.

My wishes for you all are for a safe, happy and fun filled holiday, whatever you may or may not celebrate. For us, it's a full fledged Christmas Day - the three of us at home in the morning, then off to my brother's with my Mom for the afternoon, then off to husband's family for dinner and the evening. We do it all in one day, and spend the rest of the time catching up with friends and each other in a low key fashion. New Years is spent at the cottage, which is my all time favourite place to be. The snow this year should be great for sledding and hiking and snowball fights and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Cheers!

8 comments:

CatBookMom said...

I'm having a very relaxed holiday this year. Got the decorating, etc. all done last week for a visit from my Friday Night Knitters group. DH's sweater was done Saturday and he wore it yesterday; need better light for a photo, but it looks great on him.

Glad you'll have a fun and family-style holiday. Snow, sledding, brrrr! Many hugs to you!

Sel and Poivre said...

Have a great time Curlerchick! 'Can't wait to see the finished Kauni in the new year!

Anonymous said...

Mery Mery Christmas!!!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday - and enjoy your time at the cottage.
See you (and your Kauni) at the Guild meeting on the 6th.
Happy New Year!!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Mery Mery Christmas!!!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday - and enjoy your time at the cottage.
See you (and your Kauni) at the Guild meeting on the 6th.
Happy New Year!!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Mery Mery Christmas!!!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday - and enjoy your time at the cottage.
See you (and your Kauni) at the Guild meeting on the 6th.
Happy New Year!!
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Sorry about all the repeat comments - my mouse has been a bit (okay, a lot) wonky lately - I wonder what the chances are of finding a new one in my stocking Christmas morning???
Nancy

AlisonH said...

Merry Christmas! And hey Nancy above me, it's better that way than "not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" in the computer department.

Lucky Canuck said...

Buon Natale! Only four of us in at work tomorrow. One is bringing the Bailey's for our coffee.